- Cognitive humor – sophisticated and/or off-the-wall; not usually offensive
- Conative humor – people’s misfortune (usually of others); slapstick
- Affective humor – racial, cultural, ethnic, and smutty jokes.
- Orectic humor – combines cognitive and affective types and is more likely to be appreciated by males and extroverted females.
(Viegas, Jennifer. Nurture, Not Nature: Study Says Environment, Not Genetics, Defines Sense of Humor. )